I love Dr Phil and Mrs Dr Phil (aka Robin McGraw). They would have to be my favourite TV couple of all time. One thing I especially love about Robin McGraw is how perfectly immaculate she has always been, even from day 1 when the Dr Phil show had little budget and she had to style herself. Her makeup is flawless, her skin radiant and she knows how to use cosmetic enhancement in her favour. It’s little surprise that Robin has decided to create her own skincare line but it’s how this came about that really resonates with me.
In an interview with WWD, Robin spoke of her desire to look after herself after a personal devastation nearly 30 years ago – the loss of her mother.
I can remember standing there with Phillip [McGraw] and saying, ‘How can this be? She’s never been sick a day in her life. She’s only 58 years old. She’s never been to the doctor. Then, it hit me. I had a revelation. I saw the big picture of my mother’s life. She never took care of herself. I wanted to be the kind of mother-in-law that she was, the grandmother, the mother, the woman, but I did make a decision that day that I would not perpetuate her legacy of self-neglect. I am going to take care of myself.
Just like myself, Robin believes taking care of yourself has to be done on the inside and outside, and she too has always thought skincare is very important to her. So why didn’t this venture happen sooner? It turns out our daytime hero, Dr Phil, had to give her a little pep talk.
His demographic [on ‘Dr. Phil’] is all women, and the producers are always getting letters saying, ‘I love Dr. Phil, but I’d really like to ask Robin a question, What’s her secret?’ He was like, ‘You know, they love you and they want to know this. You should do a skin-care line.’ I went, ‘You’re right. I should. I want to do that.’ He lit the fire.
Oh Dr Phil, how I wish you were my personal advisor on life.
Robin McGraw Revelation
Robin McGraw Revelation launches on HSN (USA) in April and at a later date in infomercials and their own website, with five skin-care products priced from USA $19.95 to $44.95: Absolute Glow Purifying Facial Cleanser, Total Renewal Micro Polishing Scrub, Vital Hydration Serum Infused Moisturizing Treatment, Jewel Drops Anti-Aging Serum Capsules and Awaken Youth Regenerating Overnight Treatment. Not one to miss an opportunity to do good, profits from select products will support McGraw’s domestic-violence prevention and education foundation, When Georgia Smiled.
I couldn’t finish this piece without sharing one of my favourite stories. Everyday as Dr Phil finishes his show he walks to the back of the audience, where Robin is sitting, takes her by the hand and they walk out together. I’m not one for romance or PDA’s but this I have loved from day one. If you watch the show, you probably join me in having wondered how that came about. Here’s the story from Robin herself:
They had not decided how he would end the show, so he just said, ‘Well, thank you, that was my first show.’ I clapped, and he came over to me and said, ‘What’d you think?’ and I said, ‘You did great!’ He said, ‘Well, come over with me and let’s walk and talk.’ So, we just walked off. We didn’t know cameras were still rolling, and his whole control room was all women and so they loved it.
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